Inca Digital has reinforced their commitment to development and flexibility by launching the Columbia Turbo Plus printer. The new model incorporates two additional print modules that increase the total number of print heads to 96 compared to 64 on a four color Columbia Turbo. The extra printheads enable the Columbia Turbo Plus to incorporate white or two additional colors which can be selected from light cyan and light magenta as well as green, orange or violet.The Columbia Turbo Plus is on display at SGIA '07 (October 24-27 in Orlando, FL), and demonstrated by distributor Fujifilm Sericol on booth 0246.
The Columbia Turbo, first launched in 2004, set an exceptional standard in performance with display print firms worldwide. The new Columbia Turbo Plus offers the same benefits, printing on rigid or flexible substrates up to 1.57" thick at speeds of up to 1325 sqft/hr (123 sqm/hr). With a maximum sheet size of 126" x 63" (3.2 x 1.6m), it will consistently produce at a throughput of up to 24 full bed sheets per hour (allowing for handling time). The new Columbia Turbo Plus is available for immediate delivery.
"The Columbia Turbo Plus provides the same diversity of printing as the Spyder, but with faster productivity for those printers who typically work with larger print runs. Customers have been asking for a Turbo that can print white and now Inca can deliver this," says Heather Kendle, Inca's director of marketing.
The Inca Spyder 320-8 Series is also be on display at the show. Its eight ink modules allow printers to widen the color gamut of the CMYK ink set adding combinations of light magenta, light cyan, white, green, orange and violet-allowing a wide range of colors to be reproduced. The white option enables white to be printed (overprint, underprint, or spot color layers) using one printing press. This ensures maximum flexibility and print speed, while delivering accurate registration between the white spot color and a CYMK image. Sharp image resolution and crisp text is printed using a 28 picolitre drop on a 126" x 63" (3.2 x 1.6m) static vacuum bed with highly accurate pin registration-at up to 860 sqft/hr (80 sqm/hr). Fujifilm Sericol Uvijet inks provide an excellent color gamut with print longevity. The new Spyder 320 Q with its 10-picolitre drop provides an additional option for those customers printing high quality graphics and smaller text.
"Our introduction of Spyder printers with six or more ink units demonstrates that companies are very willing to invest in systems that allow them to do noteworthy work, such as matching special colors, or printing two sided signs on plexi displays-requiring white underprinting," comments Heather Kendle.
At SGIA, the Inca Onset is also shown, in high-speed action on a large video screen on the Fujifilm Sericol booth, supported by a range of samples to demonstrate the quality of the Onset's printed output. The Onset is Inca's latest-generation digital flatbed inkjet printer and is the fastest digital flatbed available. Building on the core technology of the Inca Columbia Turbo and Inca Spyder presses, the Inca Onset offers unequalled print quality and speed with matt or gloss output. Automated feeding and stacking is optional but preferable to match the Onset's capability of up to 5382 sqft/hr (500 sqm/hr), equating to more than 100 full, 5 x 10 foot sheets.